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On anniversary of Trump’s Muslim ban, Coons, Chu, faith and civil rights leaders call for passage of NO BAN Act

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Three years after President Trump’s Muslim ban first separated thousands of families, U.S. Senator Chris Coons (D-Del.) and U.S. Congresswoman Judy Chu (D-Calif.) today brought together Members of Congress, faith and civil rights leaders, and individuals directly impacted by the ban to call for passage of the NO BAN Act, legislation that would end the President’s Muslim ban and prevent another bas... Read more »

Va. Delegation Pushes Army National Guard To Include New Richmond Aviation Facility In DoD Budget

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Tags: Defense

Today U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) and the entire Virginia congressional delegation urged the U.S. Army National Guard to prioritize funding for a new aviation facility in Richmond, Va. as part of the Future Years Defense Program (FYDP). With the current facility already impacting mission execution, the funding will help complete a much-needed facility to house the Virginia ... Read more »

Beyer: This Dirty Water Rule Is A “Generational Setback”

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Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) released the following statement today after the Trump Administration finalized its rule to eliminate protections for wetlands, streams and other bodies of water: “This reckless attack by the Trump Administration represents a generational setback in the country’s battle to safeguard clean water that will harm Virginians and the Chesapeake Bay. It sacrifices the health of over... Read more »

Bipartisan Congressional Group Seeks Expedited Consideration Of Legislation To Implement 9-8-8 National Suicide Hotline

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A bipartisan delegation of 60 U.S. Representatives today wrote to leadership of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce seeking expedited consideration of legislation to implement the 9-8-8 national suicide prevention and mental health crisis hotline. The effort was led by Reps. Don Beyer (D-VA), Greg Gianforte (R-MT), John Katko (R-NY), Grace Napolitano (D-CA), Chris Stewart (R-UT), Seth Moult... Read more »

Beyer: After Virginia Ratification Of Equal Rights Amendment, “Next Steps Depend On Congress”

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Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA), a longtime supporter of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), and cosponsor of legislation to extend the deadline for ratification, issued the following statement today after the Virginia General Assembly voted to ratify the ERA: “Today, Virginia became the 38th state to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment, and I could not be more proud. Ratification of the ERA is long overdue, bu... Read more »

Pelosi Names Congressman Don Beyer as Vice Chair of the Joint Economic Committee

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Tags: Economy

Speaker Nancy Pelosi today named Congressman Don Beyer of Virginia to be Vice Chair of the Joint Economic Committee, replacing Chairwoman Carolyn Maloney of New York. “On behalf of House Democrats, it is a privilege to announce Congressman Don Beyer as the new Vice Chair of the Joint Economic Committee for the 116th Congress,” said Speaker Nancy Pelosi. “As a powerful voice in Congress and on the ... Read more »

Speaker Pelosi Taps Beyer To Lead Joint Economic Committee

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Tags: Economy

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi today recommended Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) to serve as the Vice Chair of the Joint Economic Committee. If confirmed to the position, Beyer would succeed Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, following her election as Chair of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform. Beyer issued the following statement: “I thank Speaker Pelosi for her trust and the confidence she has sh... Read more »

Bonamici, Posey, Beyer, Mast Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Advance Blue Carbon, Protect and Restore Coastal Ecosystems

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Today Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR), Congressman Bill Posey (R-FL), Congressman Donald S. Beyer Jr. (D-VA), and Congressman Brian Mast (R-FL) introduced the bipartisan Blue Carbon for Our Planet Act. The legislation is designed to capture the power of our ocean and estuaries for effective climate mitigation, strengthen federal research on blue carbon, and protect and restore coastal blue c... Read more »

House Passes War Powers Resolution

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Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) issued the following statement today after the House passed H. Con. Res. 83, a resolution “directing the President… to terminate the use of United States Armed Forces to engage in hostilities in or against Iran,” introduced by Rep. Elissa Slotkin (D-MI): “The resolution we passed today is an important first step to preventing a reckless President from taking us to war with Ir... Read more »

Congressman Don Beyer's Town Hall: January 23

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On the evening of January 23rd from 7- 8PM I will host my next town hall in Alexandria to discuss the issues on your mind as we begin the second session of the 116th Congress. I will look back at an extremely busy 2019, and ahead at what I hope will be a very productive 2020. I hope you can join us to share your views and participate in the discussion! RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/congressm... Read more »